Software Circus 2017

    By mdirkse on 5-09-2017
    Category: Culture, Events

    The conference with a kick is back! And they have been busy.. This time Software Circus will come back as a true FestiCon. Here they will challenge the status quo and bust this cloud open to really see what is in, out and around. And bol.com will be a part of this FestiCon Circus.

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    Meetup: Why Functional Programming Matters

    On: 29 Jun 2017 at:
    Category: Events

    Next week we welcome the meetup group Papers We Love Utrecht at bol.com. Thursday, the 29th of June, the program will start at 6.30 PM. What to expect: How should we structure complex and large software programs? How can we ensure they are modular, easy to maintain and reason about? Functional programming provides higher order functions and lazy evaluation. How can these features be used to write programs with these nice properties? For this edition of Papers We Love, we are lucky to have João Pizani discuss classic paper by…

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    Meetup: Practice Java, Testing and Clean Code

    On: 3 Jul 2017 at:
    Category: Events

    On Monday the 3rd of July we would like to welcome you to join our Java practice. What to expect: Agenda 17:30 – 18:30 Walk-in 18:00 Food & drinks 18:30 Let’s do some exercises! 21:30 Wrapping up Food-wise bol.com has organized a buffet for non-vegetarian and vegetarian, with enough drinks/beers for the whole evening 🙂 Exercise Our colleague, Patrick, has three type of exercises ready. As a group we will decide at the beginning of the evening which one we want to do. The exercises are: Introduction into Testing, with JUnit…

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    Ladies that UX Utrecht take over bol.com

    By Thatiana Mendes on 29-03-2017
    Category: UX, Development

    Last Wednesday we had an inspiring evening at bol.com. We held Ladies that UX Utrecht meetup as part of our bol.com campaign Women in Tech*. Ladies that UX Utrecht is an existing group that brings together women that have passion for User Experience Design, tech and digital, positively promoting and teaching each other. They gladly brought two uplifting presentations to the 45 people in the audience. Before it everybody enjoyed a nice dinner and got prepared for what was coming after.

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    Let our bol.com partners shine

    By Thatiana Mendes on 20-03-2017
    Category: Culture, Development

    Today we had our third edition of Let partners shine. Around 50 bol.comer’s – among them software engineers, test engineers, information analysts, UX designers and business analysts – got together for the whole day to participate in this competition. The idea was to fix and improve little interactions that cause frustration for the users in the partner platform.

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    Unboxing bol.com – IT Young Professional Event

    On: 10 May 2017 at: bol.com HQ, Utrecht
    Category: Events

    Sign up Bol.com is not only the largest online retailplatform in the Netherlands and Belgium. But we are also an innovative IT campus where it never feels like business as usual, where you have the right to challenge everything. And where you’re encouraged to find out what you’re most passionate about. At bol.com you can really make a difference. Our open, innovative work culture stimulates IT young professionals to find their passion first and expertise later. We expect you to build and break things. To think outside the box at our hackathons…

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    Nextbuild 2017

    On: 20 May 2017 at: High Tech Campus Eindhoven
    Category: Events

    On The NextBuild Conference I will host a talk about Designing scalable data intensive applications. At bol.com the datavolumes we need to process exceed the capacity of any single computer. As a consequence we are forced to think about designing our data intensive applications in such a way that they can be run on a cluster of systems and grow to handle much more that the volumes of today. In this talk I will show the main design concepts that bol.com has been using for more than 8 years that are needed to…

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    Codemotion 2017

    On: 17 May 2017 at: Kromhouthal, Amsterdam
    Category: Events

    Applying “web scale” patterns in the bol.com back office Peter Paul van de Beek (IT Architect at bol.com) will show you in this session how we use “web scale” patterns to achieve scalability and flexibility in our back-office software. We will guide you through how we apply patterns like CQRS, event sourcing and micro services to solve puzzles in our back-office services. Interesting is that in our experience we don’t need these just to solve technical problems, they also help us solve some of our business problems! Sign up for…

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